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Low-Energy Heavy-Ion Reactions and the Skyrme Effective Interaction

Stevenson, Paul and Barton, Matthew (2018) Low-Energy Heavy-Ion Reactions and the Skyrme Effective Interaction Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics, 104. pp. 142-164.

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The Skyrme effective interaction, with its multitude of parameterisations, along with its implementation using the static and time-dependent density functional (TDHF) formalism have allowed for a range of microscopic calculations of low-energy heavy-ion collisions. These calculations allow variation of the effective interaction along with an interpretation of the results of this variation informed by a comparison to experimental data. Initial progress in implementing TDHF for heavy-ion collisions necessarily used many approximations in the geometry or the interaction. Over the last decade or so, the implementations have overcome all restrictions, and studies have begun to be made where details of the effective interaction are being probed. This review surveys these studies in low energy heavy-ion reactions, finding significant effects on observables from the form of the spin-orbit interaction, the use of the tensor force, and the inclusion of time-odd terms in the density functional.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
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Date : 23 October 2018
Funders : Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
DOI : 10.1016/j.ppnp.2018.09.002
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
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Date Deposited : 02 Oct 2018 11:27
Last Modified : 24 Oct 2020 02:08

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